*Vintage NETTLETON SHELL CORDOVAN Saddle Oxford, Circa 1960: 45D.


  • Nettleton
    Vintage Shell Cordovan Saddle Oxford
    Circa 1960
    Euro 680

    In case you were wondering what happens to old cordovan leather over time, the patina that everyone is keen to attain, and why old cordovan is so prized, here is the object example, the fact that puts to rest many theories. This shoe, dating from the heyday of the great Nettleton firm, is nothing less than a work of art. It has the depth of colour of an antique bureau plat, waxed and polished by generations of family retainers. This cannot be bought (well…accept here, of course); it must be inherited or, if you are old enough, achieved by wearing and polishing, wearing and polishing…for half a century!

    Size Details:

    US 11.5D……UK 10.5E……Continental 45D, for the medium width foot.

    Shoe Condition:

    Very fine. Newly restored with non-slip “Swig” rubber sole and dove-tailed McAffee style combination heel….and not worn since. Sold without trees.

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